A good way to figure out how much of the end of a stalk of asparagus
needs to be removed is to simply hold the stalk by the bottom, and about halfway up the stem
, with both hands, and bend
it. The stalk will snap
right where the tough part begins, leaving you a tender stalk of asparagus
for the rest. Simply discard the bottom and cook as above.
Mmmm, tasty. Of course asparagus makes some people's urine smell funny.